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hickenlooper and the republican governor, paul ryan's home state of wisconsin, scott walker. governors, welcome back to "meet the press," both of you. >> glad to be back. >> both states are pretty tight here, pretty remarkable is tight as well, good news for romney. a rrn hasn't won your state since 1984. and in colorado, governor hickenlooper, look at our latest polling from nbc news and marist. 48-48. i know talking to the obama campaign. i know they think it's not that close, but they know it's tight. governor hickenlooper, you start, what's decisive? what tips the scales in your state and in this election? >> well i think if you look at the mess that president obama inherited and i mean losing 800,000 jobs a month, month after month, the first few months of his presidency. he's turned it around, got 32 months of job creation, 5.2 million jobs. the national export initiative, exports were up 38%. i think people are going to hear that and i think they're going to recognize that governor romney's plan of adding $2 trillion to military spending and at the same time promising $5 trillion of tax
and the republican governor, paul ryan's home state of wisconsin, scott walker. governors, welcome back to "meet the press," both of you. >> glad to be back. >> both states are pretty tight here, pretty remarkable is tight as well, good news for romney. a rrn hasn't won your state since 1984. and in colorado, governor hickenlooper, look at our latest polling from nbc news and marist. 48-48. i know talking to the obama campaign. i know they think it's not that close, but they know it's tight. governor hickenlooper, you start, what's decisive? what tips the scales in your state and in this election? >> well i think if you look at the mess that president obama inherited and i mean losing 800,000 jobs a month, month after month, the first few months of his presidency. he's turned it around, got 32 months of job creation, 5.2 million jobs. the national export initiative, exports were up 38%. i think people are going to hear that and i think they're going to recognize that governor romney's plan of adding $2 trillion to military spending and at the same time promising $5 trillion of tax cuts to largel
're having a complete makeover. >> we love our guys tell-all panel, ryan, chuck, remember this guy? bob guinea is here from "the bachelor." >> he got married. >> but it didn't work out. >> welcome, bob, we're so bad. half of them don't, bob. >> one out of two, bob, you know? my first one didn't, hoda's didn't, we're all in this together, all right? >> are you comfy. by the way, i get why guys sit in these easy chairs and eat funyons. >> how do you get out? they are ugly as sin, but i like it. >> cozy. >> you got your frank gifford shirt on? >> i wouldn't show up in anything oer than the frank shirt. we only have about 100 hanging around at home. >>> we had a big reaction yesterday from our question -- everybody in the world except for myself has read the "fisty shade of gray" trilogy, we asked you out there who you think of when you're reading. this >> you picked yesterday. >> who should play it in the movie. >> you picked kevin costner in "no way out." >> not in the "hatfields and mccoys." >> and you picked the one and only frank gifford. >> when he was about 27, which is how old chris
paul ryan will hold storm relief events instead. their campaign is not saying what those events will involve. yesterday romney asked supporters at some of the rallies to donate to the red cross. >>> governor martin o'malley ordered all early voting stations in the state to close because of sandy. he has ordered early voting through november 2nd to make up for the days. the board of elections postponed early voting in the district today as well. >>> coastal communities are waking up to the heaviest damage this morning. >> erica gonzalez is getting a firsthand look on what kind of impact flooding had on dewey beach, virginia. erica, yesterday you were being swept away by the winds. it looks much calmer this morning. >> reporter: you know, it is much calmer, but the biggest difference this morning is it is about ten degrees cooler or colder this morning than it was yesterday. i'm shivering. i've got on rain pants, but i need to put on another layer underneath because i'm freezing out here. we're in the 40s, and the rain is just slightly falling. but the biggest thing yesterday, her
that i'm voting for todd and i'm so proud of him is that he defensds the unborn. >> paul ryan has been busy on the stump trying to shore up swing state voters while saying just how tough he and romney really are. >> we can't keep doing this. look, mitt romney and i can handle whatever they're going to throw at us for the next five days. >> while vice president joe biden has, indeed, been offering his advice on the topic here, early voting. >> if you vote early, you don't have to pay taxes. i'm sorry, i'm being told that's not accurate. >> that's not accurate. >> single and looking to mingle? find that special someone in the early voting line. early voters receive a $5 million donation from donald trump. >> wow. >> honestly, don't you want this election over with already? >> yes, we do. >> pretty good. and check out this political sign on jack and june zellin's lawn in republican heavy castle rock, colorado. it reads, a romney fan stole my obama sign. do it again and you'll make my day and tv news. they did. the zellin's add that the sign is brightly lit at night. way to take care of th
ryan in ohio. the republican presidential nominee campaigning again today in ohio. he'll stop in iowa and wisconsin after that. the storm has also put early voting in maryland on hold. those hoping to cast their ballots before next week's election will have to wait at least a day as governor o'malley cancelled all early voting. early voting started on saturday. a lot of people lined up to get it done before the storm. voting was supposed to end on thursday, but it may be extended. complete coverage of hurricane sandy on our website, nbcwashington. nbcwashington.com. while you are online, you can sign up with breaking news and weather alerts. >>> new this morning, a woman faces charges accused of falsely reporting her car was stolen with her three young children inside, triggering an amber alert. overnight, prince george's county police cancelled the amber alert for the children. they believe the woman told police the children were in the car so she could get a faster police response. police found the car in southeast washington. the woman called the police from a gas station in seat p
] >> roz ryan, everybody. come here, roz. come here. >> oh, my gosh. that's after singing eight shows a week. >> thank you. oh, my gosh! oh, my goodness. >> i'll be right back. this is billy, everybody. >> you are awesome. >> how are you, honey? i don't know you, but god bless ya! >> that was -- oh, my gosh! what a wonderful surprise! >> in case you don't know, she's an outstanding singer on "scandalous," i don't know if we mentioned it. the girls are unbelievable. they are terrific. >> you guys kept that a secret? oh, so cute! so what's it like, you guys, eight shows a week. we're getting ready to open. >> excited, excited. >> still making changes. >> everybody's ready. >> we're ready to do that. >> well, you guys, so grateful to everybody that's come to see us at "scandalous." keep it coming. see every show on broadway. broadway is suffering right now. >> last night when the curtain went up and i saw all those people -- it was so awesome. >> they were ready to be entertained. >> they were ready. >> they were ready for a story. they knew their own stories so well. >> it's a beautiful
state, including a rousing rally with paul ryan last night in north canton, ohio. the campaign says about 8,000 people showed up for that event, braving some pretty brisk temperatures outside last night. now, he still has some work to do here. the latest cnn poll has the president up 50 to 46, four points. that's about half of what the lead was just a few weeks ago. governor romney has chipped into that lead, but he still has some ways to go. for the president, he just wrapped up a 5,000-plus-mile barn storming tour. he took the day off the trail, spent a lot of time doing interviews on the radio and television, including mvp. he's trying to court that young vote that helped him win the white house four years ago. back to sandy, they have cancelled events in new hampshire and virginia. the president campaigns in new hampshire today. governor romney heads off to florida. >> joe and nika are here with "weekend mojo." president obama voted early. do you think that's going to play a role? >> early voting obviously very important. we were talking about this earlier. the polls break a big
. >> reporter: the republican nominee will join paul ryan tomorrow on the second day of his bus tour through ohio. >> you know it's you. you know what you have in front of you. you know the responsibility. >> reporter: trying to look like it's in the driver's seat the romney campaign launched a fundraising effort to compete in two states the president considers his -- pennsylvania and minnesota. >> peter, i want to bring in kristen as well and get a sense where things are going now. let me start with you, kristen. ten days to go and you said the race is deadlocked. what's the obama strategy down the stretch? >> reporter: well, lester, president obama is focusing his closing argument on the issue of trust. he's trying to make the case that mitt romney can't be trusted because he said he's moved to the middle on key issues like taxes, foreign policy and education. the president arguing that he's still the best candidate to get the economy back on track. he continues to enlist former president bill clinton to help. the two will campaign together in florida on monday. the one thing looming over
scrapped plans as well. instead, he joined running mate paul ryan in ohio. he made sure supporters knew sandy was still on his mind. >> and it's a time of celebration for us. it's a time of importance and significance. i know that right now some people in the country are concerned about a storm about to hit the coast, and our thoughts and prayers are with people who will find themselves in harm's way. >> romney is scheduled to many campaign again today in ohio. and he'll stop in iowa and wisconsin. >> it's forced governor o'malley to cancel early voting in maryland. voting was supposed to run through thursday. governor o'malley says he hopes he can extend that through friday to make up for today. >>> people in d.c. are gearing up for sandy's impact. >> that includes neighborhoods prone to power outages and flooding. news 4's megan mcgrath is live in the bloomingdale section of the city with more on that. what are they doing this time around? >> reporter: you're right. they've had a horrible time in the bloomingdale neighborhood with flooding, and we're talking normal storms, not anythin
poll, wisconsin, paul ryan's home state, as part of the obama firewall, romney would like to get it, still trails by three points president t look at new hampshire, while the president trails by two, new hampshire looks like the state that will go romney, romney's economic numbers are better than the president, and the president's job approval rating is less than better there. but i'll show you the crucial state ends up sitting here as ohio, if you look at these numbers here. in the road to 270, the missing ingredient is ohio, brian. >> all right, as we'll be discussing, something tells me, tuesday night, chuck todd at the board, as we continue along the way. why visitors to new york won't be able to visit one of the great icons, for quite a while. as our own richard engel found out earlier today. as lines grow longer, his pain continues to linger. but after a long day of helping others, he gets some helpful advice. just two aleve have the strength to keep back pain away all day. today, jason chose aleve. just two pills for all day pain relief. try aleve d for strong, all day long s
them. john wilkes booth was an actor, kind of a ryan goessling. he was known but not every single person knew him. he at one point lunged at lincoln. and his bodyguards grabbed him and they were like oh, sorry mr. booth, we didn't know it was you. he was kind of a celebrity and that's why he wanted to kill lincoln in his own house in ford theater, because that's where he performed. >> bad review, hate his politics? >> hated all the stuff with the spring of the slaves, and, you know. >> i heard this is fantastic. >> i can't put it down. >> it's actually being made into a movie, i think, with wrigley scott. >> really? they should write all history books like that, because you can't put it down. and who would have thought? they could do it with every president, i bet, something juicy. >> i was out in l.a. and i went to that -- remember that darling irish actress in "touched by an angel"? roma downey. i had done that show a couple of times. i loved her, we became friends. hadn't seen her much. but i went to her beautiful home in malibu. she's married now to mark burnett, who's a brill
his plans. the republican presidential nominee and running mate paul ryan will hold storm relief events instead. the campaign is not saying what those events will involve. yesterday romney asked supporters at some of his rallies to donate to the red cross. many area residents will not be able to vote early because of sandy. governor martin o'malley ordered all early voting centers to be closed for a second day. he ordered early voting extended through december 2nd to make up for the missed days. >>> 6:18 now. air travel both nationally and internationally remains crippled by sandy's impact. all flights going out of reagan and dulles remain cancelled until further notice. leaving the few passengers who are there to wait out the airports, which do remain open with limited staffing. right now there aren't any planes on the ground there either. they were moved to other airports in other cities before the storm. >>> it could be difficult getting around the area with downed trees and flooded roads. tony tull is live now where sandy left an impressive trail of destruction. >> reporter:
. the republican presidential nominee will stump tomorrow in virginia. paul ryan will return to wisconsin. mitt romney cancelled many campaign events out of respect for sandy's victims. he helped collect supplies from his supporters yesterday in ohio. the district is making up for lost days by extending early voting hours. you can vote until 9:00 p.m. in maryland, you'll have two extra days to vote early. the state's early voting centers will be open friday. they will also open early, two hours early at 8:00 a.m. >>> 5:35 now. prince george's county government will reopen today. getting to government offices in upper marlboro will not be easy. two of the main roads in upper marlboro are still closed due to standing water. news 4's tony tull is live with more. tony, good morning. >> reporter: eun, good morning. right now water street is closed. the good news is i just talked to the crews here, and they say water street probably will be open by the time they come around. some of the crew members walking down there. i just spoke to him and said, they probably are going to have it cleaned up and ha
colorado, michigan and pennsylvania. paul ryan, his wife and ann romney are also on the campaign trail. the president stopped in virginia tomorrow comes 48 hours before romney heads to the commonwealth. monday, he'll make one stop in lynchburg and another in fairfax. obama made two visits there in october. they are hoping to sway the last of the undecided voters. at the superscreen, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> this is the weekend where you may not mind being called a puppet. hundreds of people, real and puppet expected to gather tomorrow in d.c. to support funding for public broadcasting. tomorrow is the million puppet march. the organizer says he was inspired after hearing romney say he wants to get rid of funding for groups like pbs. it epds with a rally at the reflecting pool. now, on to a really sad story. a news 4 exclusive. this morning, we are hearing from the woman brutally attacked inside her northeast d.c. apartment. this is who police are looking for. he forced his way into a 24-year-old woman's apartment last friday. the man attempted to sexually assault her before trying t
is set to appear at george mason university for a rally on monday. his running mate paul ryan is racking up the frequent flyer miles, too. he is scheduled to hit ohio, pennsylvania, virginia, and florida in the span of eight hours today. >>> today is the last chance for d.c. voters to head to the polls before everybody else does on tuesday. early voting officially ends in the district tonight. last week people waited in long lines to cast their ballots. this weekend early voting in each of the district places runs from 8:30 this morning to 9:00 tonight. it is the last day for in person absentee voting in virginia. fairfax county extended hours today. you'll be able to vote from 8:00 this morning until 5:00 this evening. fairfax and loudoun counties both suspended in person absentee voting during hurricane sandy. >> early voting is over in maryland and now some people are worried about expected crowds on election day. in prince george's county long lines were the norm as people tried to cast their ballot before tuesday. some waited three or four hours to cast their vote. around 56,000 peo
denver post," ryan and ryan visits on tap for slight for colorado. the real struggle isn't for undecided. it's to make sure that registered voters get to the polls. >> "the wisconsin journal sentinel say obama and romney make change a key issue on stump. nbc's chuck todd joins us now. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: the polls close in ohio in 108 hours and between now at 7:30 p.m. tuesday night when the polls close, i don't know if an hour is going to go by without one of the two candidates for president or two candidates for vice president trekking through at least one town somewhere in the buckeye state. >> i'm counting on you to make sure we will win. we can't lose. let's go vote! let's get this done. >> reporter: and the final chapter of the 2012 campaign has begun, and it's all come down to ohio which president obama and mitt romney will visit six separate times during the last days of this race. today president obama will spend the entire day in ohio but a look at the rest of his campaign schedule makes the buckeye state look like an airline hub for air force one with ohio
the year. i know you have criticized the president on this but paul ryan vo voted for that. so how do you make the case? >> republicans and democrats supported the sequestration announcement 15 months ago in august of 2011, but it was supposed to be a hammer not a policy. in other words, the super committee was supposed to get a budget deal done but now, lester, we're two months away from crippling cuts to the military. that ought to call them devastating. in virginia it's 200,000 jobs. the president has been a bystander. bob woodward said this wasn't the president's idea to have $600 billion in defense cuts on 0 top of the $400 billion this year. >> we know it's a huge issue. >> it is. the fact is you have to have a solution. here we are a couple days before an election, two months before they go into effect, and the president just hasn't led on this. that's my criticism at this point. we're home to 150,000 men and women in uniform. 800,000 veterans. and they just like to sit and watch. in a time of war you don't cut the military by a trillion dollars. >> we have to end. i appreciate you
running mate paul ryan is racking up frequent flyer miles as well. he is scheduled to hit ohio, pennsylvania, virginia, and florida in the span of just eight hours today. >>> today is the last day for d.c. voters to cast their ballots before most people vote on tuesday. early voting officially ends in the district tonight. last week people waited in long lines to cast their ballots. if you're heading out you have from 8:30 this morning until 9:00 tonight to cast your vote. or else wait until election day on tuesday. meantime it is also the last day for in person absentee voting in virginia. the polls are open now and stay open until 5:00 this evening. >>> early voting is officially over in maryland and now some are worried about expected crowds on election day. in prince georges county long lines were the norm as people tried to cast their ballots before tuesday. some waited three or four hours to cast their vote. around 56,000 people have taken advantage of early voting in the county. that's just 10% of registered voters. >> the facilities we are using are not -- don't have th
. >> reporter: meanwhile, paul ryan and his wife jana spent halloween in their hometown in wisconsin taking their kids trick-or-treating. a maris poll shows a tightening in key states, the president still holds leads in three of them. in iowa, president obama maintains a six-point lead over mitt romney, down from eight two weeks ago. in wisconsin, romney has cut the president's lead in half, he now trails by three points. and in new hampshire, it's basically a dead heat. the president at 49%, romney with 47%. the granite state will be mitt romney's final stop before election day. >> reporter: the schedule tells you everything, the president four times in ohio. he'll be multiple times in wisconsin and iowa these last four days. only one stop each in florida and new hampshire and nevada, matt. >> chuck todd at the white house, let me remind our viewers, election night coverage will come to you from democracy plaza here at rockefeller center. it will be open to the public starting tomorrow. >> we want to return to the gridlock that's being caused by the storm. nbc's kerry sanders is above yonk
series, game three between the giants and the tigers. ryan vogelsong tosses 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball for san francisco and for the second game in a row, the giants blanked the tigers, 2-0. san francisco up three games to none in the series. they will try and win their second world series in three years tonight. that is your sports in a minute. i'm carol maloney. hope you have a great sunned. >> we've been asking for your questions on facebook and twitter in regards to sandy and tom is here to answer them. the first one comes by twitter. how will these power outages compare to those in july, similar or worse? p. i think these will be worse. the ones in july were affecting a smaller area, maybe about a 30-mile wide band. we're talking about areas from richmond, virginia, all the way to boston could have power outage, millions may be affected including our area, unfortunately. >> wow. the second question is coming from facebook. someone is asking what is halloween night looking like? i have five very disappointed little girls if the storm interferes with the one night of the year they'r
romney. this is his path without ohio. look at this. if he wins paul ryan's home state, he has a way to get to 270 without ohio. they don't think that's going to be easy because they think wisconsin is going to be very difficult. they think iowa is going to be very difficult. and there's still some question about new hampshire. and if that's the case, and you look at those numbers this way, then ohio becomes incredibly crucial to mitt romney. he would need florida, virginia, ohio, and colorado to get to 275. >> what i read in all that stuff, is that those of us who will be working election night will need to get some sleep. it's going to be a long night. >> people ask me how long is election night going to be? i say it's going to be a long month. >> yeah, we'll see you thursday. good to talk to you. thanks very much. >>> time now for a check of some of the other stories this morning. jenna wolf is at the news desk. >> an american student has been arrested after allegedly stabbing a fellow student in rome. more now from duncan golestani. >> reporter: authorities took this man into cus
ryan for a big rally in ohio. both campaigns are also unleashing a blizzard of final week tv ads to sway undecided voters in key swing states. >>> yet another shark attack in california, but unlike last week's victim the 25-year-old surfer bitten on tuesday has survived. he's been hospitalized and is in fair condition. fellow surfers helped rescue the man who was suffering from a 14-inch bite from what experts say was likely a great white. >>> and now for a look at what's trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. disney's announcement tuesday that it is buying lukas film for more than $4 billion is a huge deal online. disney has vowed to make at least three more "star wars" movies with the first one due out 2015, circle your calendar, and some diehard fans are wondering how the entertainment giant disney will handle the cherished film franchise. >>> octomom nadya suleman has checked in to a rehab program to deal with anxiety and stress. she has been taking xanax under a doctor's care but felt she needed a treatment program to help with her recovery. in the
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